If you haven't had the opportunity to watch the first episode of Steven Soderbergh's new series The Knick yet, Cinemax has released it on YouTube for you to watch right now. This is seriously an amazing start to what is sure to be an incredible series. One episode in and I'm completely hooked. This show is freakin' crazy! I would have never gone to a doctor back in the 1900s… my goodness; the stuff they did to further medicine and science was nightmarish.
The series stars Clive Owen, and all 10 episodes of the first season were directed by Soderbergh. The second season to the series is currently in development.
In New York City in 1900, the Knickerbocker Hospital operates with innovative surgeons, nurses and staff who have medicinal limitations to prevent staggeringly high mortality rates. Dr. John Thackery, the newly appointed leader of the surgery staff, battles his cocaine and opium addictions with his ambition for medical discovery and reputation among his peers. Harvard graduate Dr. Algernon Edwards must fight for respect within the all-white-populated hospital, as well as the racially charged city. While literally struggling to keep the lights on, the hospital attempts to attract a wealthy clientele, without sacrificing quality care.